Thank you for your kind words Michael.
So building commences!
I have gone for a belt and braces approach to my revised baseboard. I raided my building stock surplus and purloined an unused Ikea worktop. I have fitted it with 4 adjustable legs. This is my base. I will be watching it like a hawk for any warp and may anticipate by fitting a table square underneath. I have laid down the plan outline using 12 mm wood. I am still flexible re the top. I favour birch ply but there are alternatives. The backboard when fitted will be around 36 inches high or 90 cms.
My first scenery attack will be the canal water. Though I have never before built a model railway (why I haven't a clue
) I have made wargaming scenery. In the past I have used smoky mirror, resin, varnish, silver Xmas paper etc to represent water, but if somebody has another idea I would love to hear it.
Re pics I have just bought a new digital camara so that I can share progress and build a photo record of the build. I will be asking alot of rail related questions so I thank you all in advance.